I just discovered the whole white vs black modem thing. Reading that review on Amazon is what made me do research, I thought it sounded fishy. I offered $69 to amodems on ebay, they accepted. After doing this I discovered about the no warranty thing. I emailed the seller and he said its correct, no warranty from Motorola but he offers a 60 day warranty. Now I am debating if a retail version is worth $30+ for the 1 year warranty. Just like sklar, Ive had (3) different Motorola Surfboard modems since cable internet came out, all still "work".